Mum & Baby app – delivering relevant and reliable information

[grow_thumb image=”” thumb_width=”150″ /]Remembering the panics due to lack of good advice from when our first child was born 36 years ago, this editor was especially intrigued to hear of an app being developed to reduce such anxiety by Sunita Sharma, Clinical Education Fellow at Imperial College, London at a recent Royal Society of Medicine Innovation event.

Sunita worked closely with Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity’s Maternity team to create this free Mum & Baby app for new mums. Developed in response to the maternity service user surveys, it aims to meet the new mum’s need for relevant and reliable information about herself and looking after her new-born baby. Topics are divided into easy to navigate sections with links to useful online resources.

The Android version can be downloaded here, and the Apple version here.

Since publishing this piece, Sunita Sharma has pointed out that the app does have some elements that are specific to Chelsea & Westminster Hospital although, if other maternity services want to use it, it is built to be easily reconfigurable.

Medical Engineering Centres Annual Meeting and Bioengineering14 (UK)

On the off-chance that in the week beginning 8th September there is a reader will not be attending either the AAL Joint Programme Conference in Budapest or the Kings Fund’s International Digital Health & Care Congress (this editor is down to speak at both) how about going to the Medical Engineering Centres Annual Meeting and Bioengineering14 event at Imperial College on 10th & 11th September?

(Note that Telehealth & Telecare Aware is a proud sponsor of the Kings Fund event, enabling readers to receive a 10% discount on entry and dinner.)

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